- Publisher : Notoir Books (December 19, 2020)
- Language: : English
- Paperback : 163 pages
- ISBN-13 : 979-8583822669
- Item Weight : 9.6 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.5 x 0.41 x 8.5 inches
This is an account of the opium-smoking trend that spread throughout China in the early 1900s and gives staggering insights in a chapter in the history books that has conveniently been forgotten.
Published in 1908, this microhistory takes you back to the horrors of hard-drugs and its impact on 1900s China. The dope-peddling Crown of England consciously imposed opium on the Chinese for the sake of revenues to support her Indian Empire, and to keep them on their knees.
Also, the West sent numerous missionaries to China to preach the good news – and make lots of money on the side – but the Chinese saw the evil perpetrated by the Opium trade in time and reacted swiftly. Interestingly, this book is already hinting at the future greatness of China, that we are witnessing today.
On another level one can see this book as a classic introduction to the form of soft warfare’, that is so much in vogue these days.